Nikon 35mm gear what to do...

Discussion in 'Nikon' started by Sue Ridge, Oct 5, 2007.

  1. Sue Ridge

    Sue Ridge Guest

    I've got a load of 35mm gear ie FTn, F2S, F2SB, F2A's, F2AS, Nikkormats,
    Rangefinder SP, S2 and S bodies. All prety much excellent con....some
    original boxed. Sorta collector quality.

    is it better to put this lot in an auction or sell on ebay.

    How are high street (Christies) auction house prices....

    I'd rather get rid of the lot in one hit..........seems easier to trot them
    to Christies than sort out pics and descriptions.

    Sue Ridge, Oct 5, 2007
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    Tony Polson Guest

    You'd better be quick, as Christie's is ending its photographic
    auctions, I believe this year. The last one may already have taken
    place. The reason - eBay.

    A good alternative would be to have a dealer sell them for you on a
    commission basis. Some dealers will buy for cash but you tend to get
    less than when you let them sell it for you. They charge 16% to 20%
    commission but get very good prices. These two are good for Nikon:

    Finally, Grays of Westminster specialise in used and new Nikon gear,
    and have just opened a new floor selling only used Nikon.

    And of course, there is eBay.
    Tony Polson, Oct 5, 2007
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    Advocate54 Guest

    I sometimes wish I had sold my Nikon collection a couple of years ago...when
    the market was strong. Had I known what was happening in the market, I'd
    have sold everything and kept a Nikkormat or F3 as a user and made a decent
    return on the rest.

    Sad as it seems film cameras are rapidly turning into museum pieces with no
    real appreciable value.
    Advocate54, Oct 5, 2007
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    JimKramer Guest

    Did you buy your gear to make money or to take pictures?
    JimKramer, Oct 5, 2007
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    That_Rich Guest

    Sounds like a great kit.
    Which lenses do you have with the SP?


    That_Rich, Oct 6, 2007
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    uw wayne Guest

    Hello Sue. I have worked with the largest camera broker in the Chicago
    area. He buys/sells used equip for a living. He purchases entire
    systems also. The name is ABC Camera Brokers. Owner is Howard D.
    Durbin. 400 West Dundee Road, Buffalo Grove, Illinois 60089.
    847-215-8889. Good luck. UW
    uw wayne, Oct 6, 2007
  7. Sue Ridge

    Sue Ridge Guest

    I think the flight tickets will kill that sale..........thanks anyway

    Sue Ridge, Oct 6, 2007
  8. All film camera equipment will go down in value for a while longer.

    Then, I think, the market for name-brand equipment (Nikon, etc.) in
    pristine condition will go up -- maybe way up. This won't be equipment
    for actual use; quite the opposite. This will be equipment to be
    treasured for its own sake. That's the typical "collectibility cycle."

    Film stuff in ordinary, banged-around user condition will go nowhere
    but down. Face it, the digital revolution has already taken place.

    The lesson: get rid of the user-condition stuff now while you still
    can -- but this is a good time to buy the pristine stuff to store away
    as an investment.
    Alexander Arnakis, Oct 16, 2007
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